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Hey Reader,

My time in San Francisco, and what's next! 🌉👀

I had a great time meeting everyone that came to my San Francisco meetup last week - in fact, we had people join a wait list in case new spots opened up last minute! It was a blast 🚀

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It was also my first time visiting the Gusto office!✨ It was interesting meeting my co-workers after working together for so many months.

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Although I’m sad my trip to San Francisco has come to an end, I’m really excited with what the next couple of months have to offer. Not only is my Product Strategy for Designers course going live in April, but I have also been invited to speak at two conferences this year! 🥳

  1. I’ll be speaking at the Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference on May 3 - 5, 2023. Get a crash course in the skills needed to have strategic influence and build strong partnerships in your cross-functional teams.
  2. I’ll be speaking at the Vancouver UX Awards on March 28, 2023. Known as Vancouver’s largest UX Design event, there will be opportunities for user-centric organizations, agencies, start-ups, freelancers, and students to be recognized for their work over the past year.

If you plan to be at either of those events let me know in the community Discord!

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